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Originally Posted by BMorrisSly View Post
Hey guys, I didn't really wanna start a new thread about mech keyboards when there's a perfectly good one here.

Right so I have a logitech G15V2 and I was planning on getting the SteelSeries 6GV2 to match my setup of steelseries xai and 9HD. Now my friend said that I might not like the keyboard as the switches in it are harder to press to avoid making mistakes.. How much of a difference will I be seeing, I mean would it ache my hands when gaming etc?
I'll have the money by tomorrow to purchase it. If I dislike it, will I be able to send it back to Steelseries?

Thanks BMorrisSly
Buy the Steelseries and then clobber your friend with it.

In all seriousness rubber dome switches such as your current logitech all take a varying amount of force (even across the same keyboard due to use). The 6GV2 will not tire you out and your hands out as it would be a minor increase in force (if any), and they will not "ache from gaming". An added bonus of a mechanical keyboard is you no longer need to bottom out your keystrokes and therefore would be reducing stress on the fingers.

Actually, I stand by my first statement now. Buy the Steelseries and hit your misinformed friend with it. Sweet bonus of most mechanicals is they can take that beating with a grin . Then send him here to get informed and to understand the awesomeness of a vastly superior keyboard.
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Hey guys, I didn't really wanna start a new thread about mech keyboards when there's a perfectly good one here.

Right so I have a logitech G15V2 and I was planning on getting the SteelSeries 6GV2 to match my setup of steelseries xai and 9HD. Now my friend said that I might not like the keyboard as the switches in it are harder to press to avoid making mistakes.. How much of a difference will I be seeing, I mean would it ache my hands when gaming etc?
I'll have the money by tomorrow to purchase it. If I dislike it, will I be able to send it back to Steelseries?

Thanks BMorrisSly
I have had a couple Steelseries boards and they are really great, but I like them for FPS gaming, for RTS I think Brown Switches are much better (steelseries uses black). And your friend is dumbbbb, the steelseries keys you barely have to touch it for it to register, but you don't know if u actually hit it because there is no tactile click.
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Buy the Steelseries and then clobber your friend with it.

In all seriousness rubber dome switches such as your current logitech all take a varying amount of force (even across the same keyboard due to use). The 6GV2 will not tire you out and your hands out as it would be a minor increase in force (if any), and they will not "ache from gaming". An added bonus of a mechanical keyboard is you no longer need to bottom out your keystrokes and therefore would be reducing stress on the fingers.

Actually, I stand by my first statement now. Buy the Steelseries and hit your misinformed friend with it. Sweet bonus of most mechanicals is they can take that beating with a grin . Then send him here to get informed and to understand the awesomeness of a vastly superior keyboard.
Haha oh right, I might purchase this when I get paid tomorrow then. Thanks for the help buddy! +rep

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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
I have had a couple Steelseries boards and they are really great, but I like them for FPS gaming, for RTS I think Brown Switches are much better (steelseries uses black). And your friend is dumbbbb, the steelseries keys you barely have to touch it for it to register, but you don't know if u actually hit it because there is no tactile click.
Yeah I mainly play a lot of FPS. +rep
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post #10404 of 14567
Is there any advantage to getting a keyboard without labeled keys?
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Advantage? No, besides looks. I mean they keys are exactly the same, just don't have lettering on them.

I guess the lettering can't wear off since it was never there in the first place, so the board will look a bit more uniform even after it heavily used.
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Best thing I did was switch to blanks. Vastly improved my control.

Professional. Watch the eyes.


Amateur. Needs labels.

post #10407 of 14567
I'm not sure if anybody here would know this, but I figured this would be the best place to ask, so here goes. Does anybody know what switches would be most similar to those used in the old mechanical Canadian Tire/AS400 keyboards? We had one when I used to work there and I absolutely loved typing on it lol, it was almost fun.
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Aside from setting up the shell, I have contributed next to nothing there. (as opposed to Ripster, who has done a ton...you can ask him about his motivation)
At the time my motivation was to annoy Lmnop. Now I'm motivated by Veritas.

And speaking of Canadians I assume if it was a AS400 it would have been a Buckling Spring, maybe even a 122 key monster.

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At the time my motivation was to annoy Lmnop. Now I'm motivated by Veritas.

And speaking of Canadians I assume if it was a AS400 it would have been a Buckling Spring, maybe even a 122 key monster.
*snip*
thanks, that looks fairly similar, and gotta love the function keys lol
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I'm having issues finding somewhere that sells the Scorpius M10BL, let alone will ship to Australia.

Sorry to self-bump, but I'm super keen to find this keyboard.
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